ERIC Number: ED170975
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Legal Rights: A Handbook for Parents.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
Intended for parents of handicapped children, the handbook summarizes information regarding legal rights in the following areas: procedural safeguards (records, program planning, assessments), hearings, resource information, due process rights, local education agency resources, membership in the Maryland State Board of Education, state advisory committees, Maryland information and referral services, direction centers, organizations, and parental involvement in placement procedures. A brief review of pertinent federal legislation is included. Timeline charts regarding the IEP (individualized education program) process and hearing process are provided. The handbook concludes with a glossary of 28 terms, such as "FERPA" (Family Education Rights and Privacy Act) and "state hearing review board". (CL)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Hearings, Individualized Programs, Resource Materials, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Maryland State Department of Education, Special Education Division, Information Management Branch, P.O. Box 8717, Baltimore, Maryland 21240 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Office of Special Education.
Identifiers: Maryland; Parent Resources